UPDATE: Congratulations to Gemma! Her comment was randomly drawn to win Bridget’s book. Thank you, everyone, for participating!
While I have, on occasion, pointed out the trials and tribulations of food blogging–the competition, the race for traffic, dealing with stolen photos and ideas–I’ve also extolled the virtues of this world, first and foremost being the community of friends you somehow get to know over a computer. Laughter, tears, joy, being part of others’ happiness and woes, all the stuff of real life friendships over a keyboard. Certainly the most surprising aspect of this blogging thing. Bridget of Bake at 350 is a perfect example. I’ve “known” Bridget (can I take those quotes down? yeah, I can) known the talented, kind, funny and clever Bridget for several years now, and I’m so utterly excited and happy to hold in my hands her cookbook, Decorating Cookies: 60+ Designs for Holidays, Celebrations and Everyday, published by Lark Crafts and released yesterday!! And I’m equally excited and happy to give one of you a copy, too. (Scroll to the end for the giveaway.)
Decorating Cookies, available at amazon, Barnes and Noble, and many other places, I’m sure, offers over 60 cookie decorating ideas–cleverly pictured in the Table of Contents so you can flip right to what you fancy–for everyday, birthday, family fun, and all the seasons. Bridget of course covers all the basics of cookie decorating for beginners, including the supplies and equipment you need, and the techniques, including piping, flooding and embellishing. Her list of cut-out cookie recipes is more impressive than in any book I’ve seen: vanilla-almond, chocolate-hazelnut, key lime, gingerbread… yum! What do you want to decorate? Mermaids, owls, robots, or wedding cakes? Maybe some daffodils, beer and hot dogs, strawberries or treasure maps? How about squirrels, Santa or ice skates? It’s all in there.
I snagged this photo below from Bridget’s blog, which gives you a glimpse between the pages and the fabulous photography of Steve Mann.
And extra super duper bonus, Bridget brings along her cookie decorating pals. She has a few of your favorites (I’m including myself in that bunch, thank you very much) making guest appearances and showing you some of their own tricks. Who? Well, me, yes. And also Gail of One Tough Cookie, Callye of The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle, Amanda of i am baker, and Marian of Sweetopia. See? I told ya’ they were some of your favorites.
Congratulations, Bridget!! A wonderful book from a wonderful, deserving cookie decorator!! And now, let’s get you to the giveaway…
leave a comment to this post before
Wednesday, October 10, midnight EST
for a chance to win a copy of Decorating Cookies
by Bridget Edwards
winner is drawn randomly and has 48 hours to respond after being notified before another winner is drawn
book will ship directly from publisher to US addresses only!!
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Beth D. says
This book looks lovely! With 4 sons who look forward to Christmas cookies (and cookies all year, for that matter), this book would be incredibly fun and helpful!!
Thank you for sharing info. on this fun site.
Hannah H says
Looks like a fun cookbook!
This book looks absolutely amazing. Thanks for doing the giveaway! =)
Jackie Cohen says
I have copied Bridget’s cookies for a while now. To have the book would be heaven. It would be dogeared and stained very quickly!
Oh I would love to get the book!! I love her blog too..
Your book looks amazing! I have no idea how to decorate cookies and would LOVE to learn!
Jenn W says
I would love to own this book to use as a great reference tool. My fingers are crossed!
Mariana L. says
I’d love to win the book!!!!!! 🙂
Would love this book! So happy for Bridget!
The books looks great. Can’t wait to read it.
I have been looking into custom cookies the past few days and stumbled onto your blog. That book looks amazing! I hope I can find it in a bookstore soon.
I just made my first batch of decorated sugar cookies two weekends ago. This book would be great!
I love to bake…anything & everything! This book looks like it has amazing detail & direction, I’d love to win a copy! =)
i rally need help with decorating this book seems to have a lot of tips that i need
Those pictures are great. That will be a fun book to read.
Chana Sherman says
I love Bridget and I’d love this cookbook!
lynn b says
Have followed Bridget for years, would love to have a coolection of her cookies in a book!
So cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Susan Meinert says
I would love that book!!! Such cute ideas. Would I find it in any good book store?
Jamie Maassen says
I want and need this book !